Ron Kalifa named Acquiring Personality of the Year 2016 at MPE Berlin

10 Mar 2016

Worldpay’s Vice Chairman Ron Kalifa has been named “Acquiring Personality of the Year” at the 9th Annual Merchant Payment Ecosystems Awards 2016. The event, held in Berlin, singled out key players from across card acquiring and recognised their outstanding roles and contributions to shaping the industry.  

Ron was commended for his individual commitment to acquiring and his influence across the wider industry. He was also recognised for his strong contribution to Worldpay over the last 13 years. 

Ron Kalifa, Vice Chairman of Worldpay, said, “It’s a huge privilege to receive this type of recognition, and it’s with great thanks to the many supportive and talented colleagues across Worldpay who have made this possible.“


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About Ron Kalifa 

Ron has significant executive leadership experience within the payments industry. He was appointed as Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Worldpay Group in 2013, and was Chief Executive Officer of the business for over 10 years. Under Ron’s leadership, he acquired and successfully integrated a series of separate businesses from across ecommerce, risk management and acquiring to form one of the world’s leading provider of services to the merchant community. Prior to this Ron held various executive roles within RBS and NatWest. Ron is also a member of the Visa Europe board, QIWI plc and UK Cards Association Ltd. 

About MPE Berlin Awards

The MPE Berlin Awards acknowledge the important role of the merchant payments acceptance, highlighting the most relevant achievements in various areas of this business. The awards have a very insightful design concept, as the “guiding hand“ represents how MPE sees the acquirers and payment solution providers telling the schemes and other industry participants what is commercially possible and what is not. These awards are aimed at honouring companies and individuals who help to move the industry forward. View the highlights here

About Worldpay

Worldpay is a leading payments company with global reach. We provide an extensive range of technology-led payment products and services to over 400,000 customers, enabling their businesses to grow and prosper. We manage the increasing complexity of the payments landscape for our customers, allowing them to accept the widest range of payment types around the world. Using our network and technology, we are able to process payments from geographies covering 99% of global GDP, across 146 countries and 126 currencies. We help our customers to accept more than 300 different payment types. For more information, visit

10 Mar 2016